Is this possible???
I have posted here a number of times regarding my own BP, but here is one about my mom's. My mom has had HBP for years. She gets readings of 200/110 every time she goes to the Doc. She was prescribed lisinopril, and the lowest it got at home was 186/105. Anyway, the cough was too much and they switched her meds.
Today, for the first time she took Atenolol (sp?) and Ter...HCTZ something or other (a diuretic), and to my shock I took her pressure...it was 147/79! Is this possible after only 1 day?? BTW, her HR is normally 85 to 90 BPM, the beta dropped that to 65 BPM. She also salts everything before she even tastes it. She's 74.
Just curious if any input. I was suprised that her pulse dropped 20 BPM after only one does. Is it possible it could drop too low too quick?